Two warring communities in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State are said to be in a land dispute over the cultivation of rice.
O’Oba and Itega Okpoma are neighboring communities and have live in peace for decades before this incident.
Our correspondent learnt that houses have been razed down and others injured as the two hitherto neighboring communities engage in a clash.
It was learnt that Itega Okpoma community had planted rice on a piece of land bordering the two communities, when some set of persons from O’Oba community set fire on them, thus triggering the current crisis.
One Helen Agbor who spoke to our correspondent said: “Last night and into this morning (Wednesday), there was sporadic shooting and arson, especially on the major Ogoja-Abakaliki road that links the two communities.